What are Facebook’s password requirements?

When you’re creating a new Facebook password, you might be wondering what the rules and minimum requirements are for your new password.

   Minimum length

A minimum of 6 characters is required.

   Maximum length

We tried up to 500 characters and it still worked. So we conclude there is no maximum limit.

   Minimum complexity

You are free to use numbers, letters and punctuation marks and we advise to mix them up, but there are no special complexity requirements.

   Password history

If you change an existing password, the new one must be different from the last 6 passwords.

   Security tip

To avoid your account from being hacked, your Facebook password should be different from your email password.

Reason: If a hacker finds your password, you can’t recover and reset it by email and everything is lost.

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